While Sarah Palin’s supporters seem to adore her and can’t get enough of her nonsensical speeches – the rest of America laughs at her gibberish. Even the great comedic genius of Tina Fey and her team of comedy writers can’t completely capture the crazy talk that is the signature of Sarah Palin and her, “I can Russia from my house,” bit.
Despite our chuckles, entertainment industry giants like Stephen Colbert derive from her antics. But Sarah Palin may have just taken things over the line this time. Sure, her enthusiastic endorsement of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was funny… in a really sad and frightening way. The performance gave late night comedians like Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah tons of material. Trump himself might have been regretting his decision to call her to the stage as he stood behind her and watched in terror as she babbled on and spewed buffoonery through the loudspeakers. No on really knows what she said up there, though many political experts are working hard to decipher the message.
Of course, people are calling her out on her hypocrisy. The former Alaska governor’s son, Track Palin, was arrested for the physical attack of his girlfriend. The woman’s eyes were reportedly swollen shut after the altercation with Track Palin, and she accused him of brandishing a rifle during the incident. Can you imagine what Palin’s response to this situation was? Any mother should be disgusted by such behavior in her child and would want to hold him accountable for his actions.
Palin was, instead, quick to blame Obama, stating:
“They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country. It starts from the top, the question though that comes from our own president, where they have to look at him and wonder,’Do you know what we go through, do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?'”
Go ahead. You can take some time to read that again and try to digest the audacity of her implications. It’s a lot to take in. Sarah Palin is actually attempting to give her son a free pass for his violent, abusive actions. She seems to believe that it wasn’t Track’s fault somehow, that he lost control of his temper, leading him to physically assault his girlfriend so brutally. Apparently, the fault belongs to President Obama … Right.
In an official White House statement released Thursday in response to Ms. Palin’s outlandish said:
“I can tell you that the reaction of some people is to make light of the rhetoric that we see on the campaign trail, particularly from Gov. Palin, but the fact is domestic violence is not a joke. The issues she’s talking about are quite serious and certainly issues that we take seriously here.”
Palin remains oblivious to the severity of her words. She will probably continue to poke her head out every now and again with catch phrases like “hope-y change-y” and bask in the belief that she is once again relevant. However, most of us would just like her to go away and to seek some mental health counseling.